Originally Posted by Ahmed.
By the standards of the prophet pbuh.
His lands were pagan lands.
Although granted, none changes the hearts of the people except Allah swt.
You see, just because I called you thick doesn't mean you have to act smart.
But yes, I know exactly how you feel..
O_O if I had to hear you talk for me I would utterly despise it.
The bedouins say, "We have believed." Say, "You have not [yet] believed; but say [instead], 'We have submitted,' for faith has not yet entered your hearts. And if you obey Allah and His Messenger, He will not deprive you from your deeds of anything. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful."
..he really liked em apparently, great people.. super people.
Again, I just have to say it's great that your answer just kicks ass in all truthfulness.. you probably cut a huge path in the day to day for people to follow.. too big for the room even.
It's not even as clear cut as an oscar on a mantelpiece..
Coin for them a similitude: Two men, unto one of whom We had assigned two gardens of grapes, and We had surrounded both with date-palms and had put between them tillage.
Each of the gardens gave its fruit and withheld naught thereof. And We caused a river to gush forth therein.
(Abundant) was the produce this man had: he said to his companion, in the course of a mutual argument: "more wealth have I than you, and more honour and power in (my following of) men."
And he entered his garden while he was unjust to himself. He said, "I do not think that this will perish - ever.
I think not that the Hour will ever come, and if indeed I am brought back unto my Lord I surely shall find better than this as a resort.
His comrade, when he (thus) spake with him, exclaimed: Disbelievest thou in Him Who created thee of dust, then of a drop (of seed), and then fashioned thee a man?
But He is Allah, my Lord, and I ascribe unto my Lord no partner.
And why did you, when you entered your garden, not say, 'What Allah willed [has occurred]; there is no power except in Allah '? Although you see me less than you in wealth and children,
Yet it may be that my Lord will give me better than thy garden, and will send on it a bolt from heaven, and some morning it will be a smooth hillside,
Or some morning the water thereof will be lost in the earth so that thou canst not make search for it.
So his fruits (and enjoyment) were encompassed (with ruin), and he remained twisting and turning his hands over what he had spent on his property, which had (now) tumbled to pieces to its very foundations, and he could only say, "Woe is me! Would I had never ascribed partners to my Lord and Cherisher!"
And there was for him no company to aid him other than Allah, nor could he defend himself.
...now, it's just a tale of two simple farmers.
But this is how I see you people, for all the integrity and sincerity you speak with..
So I have to try extra hard not to let your tongue slip.
And the west are well accustomed too.